Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0100-03-.12 - CONTAINERS AND SIZES

Current through March 20, 2022

(1) Original Retail Containers Required. No licensee shall import into Tennessee or sell in Tennessee any alcoholic beverages, except as provided by T.C.A. § 57-3-404(e)(4)(E) or § 57-4-108, not in original retail containers.
(2) Standards of Fill for Wine.

All wine bottled in, sold in, and shipped into this state shall be in containers specified in the Standards of Fill for Wine prescribed by the Department of the Treasury of the United States for wine shipped in interstate commerce; and, said Federal Regulations relating to Standards of Fill for Wine are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference herein. See Rule 0100-03-.10(6).

(3) Distilled Spirits May Be Imported In Bulk

Tennessee-licensed manufacturers may import distilled spirits in bulk for the purpose of manufacturing, rectifying, or blending, except that distilled spirits imported in bulk from outside of the State of Tennessee shall not be used in the manufacturing, rectifying, or blending of Tennessee whiskeys as defined in T.C.A § 57-2-106. Such bulk shipments shall only be permitted in compliance with the rules and requirements of the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau ("TTB") and T.C.A. § 57-3-202(f).

(4) Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits

All distilled spirits bottled in, sold in, and shipped into this state shall be in containers specified in the Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits prescribed by the TTB for shipments of distilled spirits; and, said Federal Regulations relating to Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference herein. See Rule 0100-03-.10(6).

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0100-03-.12
Original rule certified June 7, 1974; Repeal filed March 31, 1982; effective July 1, 1982. Repeal and new rules filed March 10, 2010; effective June 8, 2010. Repeal and new rules filed January 25, 2019; to have become effective April 25, 2019. However, the Government Operations Committee filed a 60-day stay of the effective date of the rules; new effective date 6/24/2019.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 57-1-201, 57-1-209, 57-3-104, 57-3-202, 57-3-203, 57-3-207, 57-3-218, 57-3-303, 57-3-307, 57-3-404, 57-4-201, 57-4-108, 57-818, and 67-1-102.

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